33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them.
37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” 42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
As we wait for Christ, our attitude should be one of acceptable service to God bearing good fruit
Throughout the Bible, prophets have spoken God’s message, but the world and its leaders have ignored and abused them. We live in a world that seeks to destroy the message of God by persecuting its messengers. Have I in any way hindered or mistreated God’s messengers or messages?
The world and its leaders also reject Jesus, the Corner Stone, and the Son of God. Many reject Jesus by ignoring Him or not obeying Him, including so-called Christians. The biggest question in your life is this: What will you do with Jesus?
The Kingdom of God, His reign, is given to those who are open and humble before Him, who choose to not react to their sin before them with anger or vengeance. Our goal is to live a life that bears good fruit that glorifies God. We do this through our thoughts, actions and words. What kind of fruit are you bearing today?